British scientists create material for the screen that uses no power


facebook-360-advertising-810x456The hassle of having to charge your smartphone for hours a day could become a thing of the past.

British scientists have created a material that replaces the screen glass for phones, tablets and smartwatches, but uses no power – meaning they could be charged weekly.

The discovery is significant because more than 90 per cent of a device’s battery power illuminates the screen.

Technology firms have focused on improving battery life. But the British experts say tackling the main drain on a gadget’s power may give better results.

Oxford University engineer Dr Peiman Hosseini, who invented the material, told the Sunday Telegraph: ‘You have to charge smartwatches every night. But if you had smart glass, you could recharge it just once a week.’

The innovation uses electrical pulses to create displays that require no power and can be viewed even in direct sunlight. Dr Hosseini’s company, Bodle Technologies, hopes…

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